National Poetry Month!

Free-2013-National-Poetry-Month-posterStarted in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets, the purpose of National Poetry Month . . .

“is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated.”

Some of their goals include:

  • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets.
  • Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry.
  • Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways.
  • Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum.
  • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media.
  • Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books.
  • Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry.

Posted by Tom R.


One response to “National Poetry Month!

  1. Reblogged this on scribesglobal and commented:
    reblog american academy of poets celebration

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s